Access Vegas Insider Vibe – December 8, 1999

 

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December 8, 1999

Welcome to Access Vegas News and Reviews! This is the newsletter that talks about the Las Vegas attractions, dining, and shows that YOU really care about. This is not spam. If you receive this by mistake, unsubscribe information is at the bottom. Please forward this to friends who may enjoy it, but only in it’s entirety.

This is the official newsletter of http://www.accessvegas.com Quality Las Vegas Tourist Information – Hotels, Casinos, Insider Tips, and more. If it’s about Las Vegas, it’s AccessVegas.Com!

Book Online and Save – Easy and Secure with Instant Confirmation:

* Discount Hotel Rooms – All Cities: http://www.lodging.com/affiliates/us_reservations.cgi?remote=tedinvegas
* Discount Rental Cars – All Cities: http://www.travelnow.com/cars/search.jsp?cid=2005
* Find Lowest Airfares: http://www.accessvegas.com/a-travel-center.htm
* Best Tours/Rates for Grand Canyon, Hoover, more: http://www.accessvegas.com/tours

HOTEL MESSAGE BOARDS – Help others and share your opinion of the Las Vegas hotels you stay at by posting a note to our new board at http://boards.accessvegas.com á We want to hear from you!

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This Issue: Top 10 Free Things to Do in Las Vegas

Curious about a restaurant, event, or other Las Vegas attraction that looks fun? Let us review it for you first! Suggestions are always welcome at: [email protected]




LAS VEGAS NEWS – of interest to tourists:

CLINT BLACK – the country music superstar is doing an in-store fan meet-and-greet at the Virgin Megastore (in the Forum Shops at Caesars) this Saturday Dec. 11 at 1:00 PM.

THE FOUR SEASONS HOTEL – in Las Vegas became the first Strip property ever to receive the American Automobile Association’s Five Diamond Award. If you are scratching your head wondering just where on the Strip the Four Season’s is, it occupies the top part of Mandalay Bay but is run separately. Story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Dec-06-Mon-1999/business/12396756.html

DAVID CASSIDY and SHEENA EASTON – are teaming up in a yet-to-be-named Broadway style show that debuts at The Rio on Jan. 18. Easton has been a mainstay of Las Vegas showrooms for the past number of years. Full story and photo at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Dec-03-Fri-1999/news/12480379.html Rio discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-other.htm (Rio link).

WILD 2K – Metro (Las Vegas police) are gearing up for the expected swirling crowds, drunks, and women pulling up their tops as well as those who climb light poles or vandalize along the strip this New Year’s Eve. Get all the details in two stories in the Review-Journal: http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Dec-09-Thu-1999/news/12517783.html and http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Dec-09-Thu-1999/news/12519310.html

NEW YEARS EVE LAS VEGAS ROOMS – are still available and some of the prices have dropped! Call Hotel Reservations Network at (800) 666-5268 for a free price quote! NOTE: You MUST stay on the line until you get a person. HRN is NOT booking these specific dates online. We will be leaving this notice up as long as rooms continue to be available, but they are going fast.

WINNERS! – Marie Gordon of Skokie, IL won the Siegfried & Roy Calendar. Debra Barnes of Santa Ana, CA is the winner of Sahara Speedworld Motion Theater passes. Steve Current, John Pennisi, Laurie Grinbergs, Sarah Adams and Lisa Ceslikoski each won a Siegfried & Roy postcard.

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Quick Concert and Show Notes:

See which shows are playing during your stay and book reservations EVEN if the tickets aren’t on sale yet. Let ShowVegas takes care of all your needs directly online! Search by dates at http://www.showvegas.com/svpricing.cfm?cscheme=5&amid=143

BRIAN BOITANOS HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR – featuring KRISTI YAMAGUCHI, OKSANA BAIUL, ALEXEI URMANOV and others plays one night only at Mandalay Bay Dec. 18. Tickets start at $15 and are available at (702) 474-4000. Mandalay Bay discount rooms available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas.htm (Mandalay Bay link).

HARD ROCK – has BILLY IDOL with STEVE STEVENS on Dec. 28, MEGADETH on Dec. 29, and SANTANA on Dec. 30, 31, and Jan. 1. Tickets available at (702) 474-4000 and Hard Rock discount rooms available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-other.htm (Hard Rock link).

MANDALAY BAY – STEVE VAI on Dec. 17, KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND on Dec. 18’th, MORRISSEY on Dec 19 and 20, THE EAGLES with JACKSON BROWN Dec. 28 and 29, STEVIE NICKS on Dec. 31 JONNY LANG on Jan. 26, and GEORGE JONES on Feb. 26. Tickets are available at (702) 474-4000. Mandalay Bay discount rooms available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas.htm (Mandalay Bay link).

CROSBY STILLS NASH & YOUNG – play the MGM on Feb 19. Tickets available at (702) 474-4000 and MGM discount rooms available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas.htm (MGM link).




FEATURE STORY: Top 10 Free Things to Do in Las Vegas

 

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This Top 10 list is courtesy of Look Tours; Your One-Stop sightseeing site! Visit Look Tours at http://www.showmelasvegas.com




LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:

Michael Smith wrote:

>hello Ted,

>My wife and I will be visiting Vegas in April 2000. we are
>staying at Ballys and are taking my mother along with us. she does have a
>problem getting around at times and I was wondering if you knew of any places
>to rent those electric 3 wheel scooters? I’ve seen them on previous visits
>there. never thought to inquire as to where to rent them, cost etc.any help
>from you or readers of your news letter would be appreciated.

>thank you, Michael Smith

If anyone has had any experience with this, please drop us a line at [email protected] so we can tell everyone.

Thelma Brady wrote:

 

We understand that the above was NOT one of the companies that advertises with us. Anyone else with good or bad experiences on Grand Canyon or other tours out of Las Vegas? [email protected]

Tedd Adamek wrote:

>áá Read you every week. Just decided to give one of
>your advertisements a shot for air fares. What a
>joke!! No matter what times I put in they stated that
>they couldn’t fit my criteria. Even put in days and
>times I didn’t want and got nothing. I have better
>ways to spend my time then reading advertisements in
>the guise of booking Las Vegas vacations.

We understand that company is having problems with their fare-search software and we pulled the link off the top of this newsletter until they get the problem corrected.

With all due respect, we have never hidden the fact that we publish this free newsletter filled with the best unbiased information we can offer in hopes that our readers will book their hotel, car, shows, and tours through us or the sponsors. In fact, the paragraph after the free contest section notes that each and every week.

However, we do go out of our way to make sure that we offer good, solid deals and discounts in all departments and are very responsive when we hear of a problem with a sponsor. We dropped Prodigy Internet a few months ago as a sponsor because they didn’t get the free discs to people that requested them.

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Your input is welcome. Write us a “letter to the editor” at [email protected] Please include your name if you wish to have it published (stating your city is optional). Also, guest article submissions are welcome with full credit to you, your website, etc. if accepted.

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RENTAL CARS – Don’t pay top dollar! Remember, you can now enter the dates of your visit and compare prices from virtually every rental car agency in town (most US cities). Book the lowest price company or book your regular agency. Save the hassle and save some money at: http://www.travelnow.com/cars/search.jsp?cid=2005

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FREE CONTESTS:

Note: You may enter every contest, but only one entry to each. Please note the expiration date and only enter if you will be in town and can use them. The 10’th entry in each contest will be the winner (unless otherwise noted). Just sent a blank email to the specified email address — we’ll get your mailing address from you only if you win. Also, please do not enter if you have won within the past month.

TWO FREE BUFFETS – at either the Gold Strike or Nevada Landing in Jean, NV. Jean is 30 minutes south of Las Vegas, so please only enter is you are driving into town and can use them. Enter at (contest closed)

LAS VEGAS HOLIDAY DINING GUIDE – details all the holiday meals and special menus put on by the hotels and other restaurants this season. Enter at (contest closed)

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Have a request for a review? Boggled when you come to town and see the hundreds of dining, attraction, and show opportunities? Let us know what you’d like to hear about! Unlike the tourist magazines where all of the “articles” are really paid ads, we give you the honest scoop. If you appreciate this service, please consider booking your rooms and rental cars for ALL destinations with us at http://www.accessvegas.com You get secure ordering with the convenience and savings of booking online!

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New to the list? Back issues can be found on the web at:

http://www.las-vegas-news-reviews.com

Don’t hesitate to forward this newsletter to friends and associates,
but please ask for permission before reproducing the content in any
form — we would just like to know who you are, that’s all. Thanks!

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All contents copyright 1999 Ted Newkirk

December 8, 1999

Access Vegas Insider Vibe – December 1, 1999

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Archived Edition:
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December 1, 1999

Welcome to Access Vegas News and Reviews! This is the newsletter that talks about the Las Vegas attractions, dining, and shows that YOU really care about. This is not spam. If you receive this by mistake, unsubscribe information is at the bottom. Please forward this to friends who may enjoy it, but only in it’s entirety.

This is the official newsletter of http://www.accessvegas.com Quality Las Vegas Tourist Information – Hotels, Casinos, Insider Tips, and more. If it’s about Las Vegas, it’s AccessVegas.Com!

Book Online and Save – Easy and Secure with Instant Confirmation:

* Discount Hotel Rooms – All Cities: http://www.lodging.com/affiliates/us_reservations.cgi?remote=tedinvegas
* Discount Rental Cars – All Cities: http://www.travelnow.com/cars/search.jsp?cid=2005
* Find Lowest Airfares: http://www.accessvegas.com/a-travel-center.htm
* Best Tours/Rates for Grand Canyon, Hoover, more: http://www.accessvegas.com/tours

HOTEL MESSAGE BOARDS – Help others and share your opinion of the Las Vegas hotels you stay at by posting a note to our new board at http://boards.accessvegas.com We want to hear from you!

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This Issue: THE SECRET GARDEN OF SIEGFRIED AND ROY

Curious about a restaurant, event, or other Las Vegas attraction that looks fun? Let us review it for you first! Suggestions are always welcome at: [email protected]


Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Scenic Southwest Tours – by plane, bus, or even helicopter! You’ve seen the glossy ads in the tourist brochures. You’ve thought about it. You come all the way to Las Vegas — why not see one of the some of the most famous landmarks in the world! Don’t by tricked by web sites & magazines that offer discount tours. Taxes, park fees, permits can almost double the price. Our prices are inclusive – no hidden charges! Best Las Vegas Tours


It’s 62 degrees under beautiful sunny skies today, but because of the traditional pre-Christmas lull, a number of hotels have some fantastic deals online. We’ve listed them at the end of the newsletter.LAS VEGAS NEWS – of interest to tourists:

FIESTA EXPANSION – The Fiesta has completed it’s expansion including Roxy’s Pipe Organ Pizzeria featuring a 1929 Kimball pipe organ from New York’s famed Roxy Theatre and 4 other new restaurants. There’ll be nightly performances on the pipe organ, orchestras on Sundays and a schedule of live concerts. They have also added 20,000 square feet of casino space and 500 slot machines. Full story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Nov-29-Mon-1999/business/12438472.html and Fiesta discount rooms available at http://www.travelnow.com/s/hotel.html?ID=120406&cid=2005

MILLENNIUM NEWSPAPER – The Las Vegas Review-Journal (morning paper) is taking pre-orders for their Jan. 1, 2000 edition, and they are happy to send it out of town. Pre-paid orders of $2.50 per copy may be sent to:

Las Vegas Review-Journal/Sun MILLENNIAL EDITION
P.O. Box 70
Las Vegas, NV 89125

DRAI’S – The upscale eatery in the Barbary Coast has opened an after-hours supper club starting at midnight. It is slated to feature much of the restaurant menu as well as a DJ spinning music. They have renovated the bar and stage to accommodate live music and will be open midnight to 6:00 AM serving dinner and breakfast. Full story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Dec-01-Wed-1999/business/12461160.html

MILLENNIUM WEDDING – You can take part in the Millennium Midnight Matrimony / Renewal & New Years Eve Party! This midnight (and all night) celebration is slated to be covered by FOX TV live and includes fireworks, food, drink, live music, Elvis, and much more. I was able to talk Jon Jacobs at the Las Vegas Tour Desk into giving a discount to our readers (and not many things are discounted on New Year’s Eve here). Free details are available by calling them at 1-888-229-5206 — mention Access Vegas for discount.

NEW YEARS EVE LAS VEGAS ROOMS – are still available! Call Hotel Reservations Network at (800) 666-5268 for a free price quote! NOTE: You MUST stay on the line until you get a person. HRN is NOT booking these specific dates online. We will be leaving this notice up as long as rooms continue to be available, but they are going fast.

WINNERS! – Don Turner of Fort. Collins, CO was the winner of the Play Rio Magazine. Pete Kelly of Virginia Beach, VA won the Annual Guide to Winter Recreation.

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Quick Concert and Show Notes:

Want to see which shows are playing during your stay and book reservations EVEN if the tickets aren’t on sale yet? ShowVegas takes care of all your needs directly online! Search by dates at http://www.showvegas.com/svpricing.cfm?cscheme=5&amid=143

1999 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS – Tickets are still on sale for this Dec. 8’th event at the MGM Grand Arena with will be broadcast on the FOX network. Tickets at (702) 474-4000 and MGM discount rooms available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-strip-hotels.htm (MGM link).

ROCK IN THE MILLENNIUM – concert featuring WARRANT, SLAUGHTER, PRETTY BOY FLOYD, and SOFA KING play New Year’s Eve at Pink E’s (across from The Rio). Included is a New Year’s Eve buffet dinner, guitar giveaways, raffles and more. Tickets are $100 in advance at (702) 252-4666 and discount Rio rooms available at http://www.accessvegas.com/rooms/las-vegas-hotel-reservations-strip-area.htm (Rio link).

MANDALAY BAY – JOHNNY LANG on Jan. 26 and THE PRETENDERS on Feb. 12’th. Tickets at (702) 474-4000 and Mandalay Bay discount rooms available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-strip-hotels.htm (Mandalay Bay link).


Rental Cars – Don’t pay top dollar! Enter the dates of your visit and compare prices from virtually every major rental car agency (most US cities). Book the lowest price company or your regular agency. Save the hassle and some money – Car Rental Savings Search. Few regret renting a car. Free shuttles and city bus rides can be slow and smelly. Taxis can cost what a rental car costs. Your vacation time is valuable — make the most out of it!


FEATURE STORY: Secret Garden of Seigfried and Roy




LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:

John Strutt of Southey, SK, Canada writes in response to last week’s issue on tipping:

 

Craig Ashton of England wrote:

 

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Your input is welcome. Write us a “letter to the editor” at [email protected] Please include your name if you wish to have it published (stating your city is optional). Also, guest article submissions are welcome with full credit to you, your website, etc. if accepted.




FREE CONTESTS:

Note: You may enter every contest, but only one entry to each. Please note the expiration date and only enter if you will be in town and can use them. The 10’th entry in each contest will be the winner (unless otherwise noted). Just sent a blank email to the specified email address — we’ll get your mailing address from you only if you win. Also, please do not enter if you have won within the past month.

SIEGFRIED & ROY 2000 CALENDAR – 1 winner will receive this full-sized calendar featuring a new lion or tiger photo every month. Enter at (contest closed)

SIEGFRIED & ROY POSTCARDS – 5 winners will receive a postcard of Siegfried & Roy with their white lions. Enter at (contest closed)

SAHARA BUFFET AND SPEEDWORLD – Two $1.00 off coupons for the $4.99 weekday brunch and a free passes to the Sahara Speedworld Motion Theater. Expires Dec. 27, 1999. Enter at (contest closed)

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Hotel Specials through Christmas — Book at
http://www.hoteldiscounts.com/cgi-bin/pickcity?SID=IVC&LKF=IVC

BALLY’S FROM $49.95!
Stay at Bally’s located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip for only
$49.95! The hotel has six restaurants, three bars, pool, gym, world-class
casino and more. The regular HRN rate is $79; the hotel rack rate is $188.

HARD ROCK HOTEL FROM $69.00!
Feel like a rock star when you stay at the Hard Rock Hotel for just $69.
This deluxe hotel is just one mile from the airport and three blocks from
the Strip. The hotel has an expanded pool and beach club with sandy
beaches, private cabanas, whirlpools, spa and more. The HRN regular rate
is $79; the hotel rack rate is $250.

HARRAH’S FROM $35.00!
Stay in the heart of the strip for only $35.00. Harrah’s is a deluxe hotel
with a state-of-the-art fitness center, sauna, Olympic size pool, whirlpool
and much more. The regular HRN rate is $69; the hotel rack rate is $300.

GOLDEN NUGGET FROM $59.95!
The Golden Nugget is a deluxe hotel located downtown just five minutes from
the strip. The hotel has an Olympic size pool, gym, beauty parlor, five
restaurants, three bars and more. The regular HRN rate is $79; the hotel
rack rate is $129.

LUXOR LAS VEGAS FROM $69.95!
Stay at the Luxor for just $69.95. It is a deluxe pyramid-shaped hotel
with eight restaurants, a 100,000 square foot casino, show arena, large
outdoor pool with a waterfall and more. The regular HRN rate is $79; the
hotel rack rate is $169.

MIRAGE FROM $89.95!
Stay at the Mirage for only $89.95. This luxury hotel is located on the
famous strip. The entrance has a tropical rain forest and 20,000 gallon
aquarium. The hotel has an outdoor pool, spa, 11 restaurants, four lounge
and bar areas, casino, erupting volcano and more. The regular HRN rate is
$119; the hotel rack rate is $400.

STRATOSPHERE FROM $39.95!
The Stratosphere Hotel and Casino comprising of three buildings and a new
135-foot observatory with the worlds highest rollercoaster. The hotel has
high-speed elevators, three restaurants, swimming pool and more. The
regular HRN rate is $49; the hotel rack rate is $199.

Above Hotel Specials through Christmas — Book at
http://www.hoteldiscounts.com/cgi-bin/pickcity?SID=IVC&LKF=IVC

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Have a request for a review? Boggled when you come to town and see the hundreds of dining, attraction, and show opportunities? Let us know what you’d like to hear about! Unlike the tourist magazines where all of the “articles” are really paid ads, we give you the honest scoop. If you appreciate this service, please consider booking your rooms and rental cars for ALL destinations with us at http://www.accessvegas.com You get secure ordering with the convenience and savings of booking online!

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New to the list? Back issues can be found on the web at:
http://www.las-vegas-news-reviews.com

Don’t hesitate to forward this newsletter to friends and associates,
but please ask for permission before reproducing the content in any
form — we would just like to know who you are, that’s all. Thanks!

You may subscribe to this newsletter by going to:
http://www.las-vegas-news-reviews.com or sending a blank email to
below

All contents copyright 1999 Ted Newkirk
December 1, 1999

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – November 24, 1999

AccessVegas.com Insider Vibe

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Archived Edition:
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November 24, 1999

Welcome to Access Vegas News and Reviews! This is the newsletter that talks about the Las Vegas attractions, dining, and shows that YOU really care about. This is not spam. If you receive this by mistake, unsubscribe information is at the bottom. Please forward this to friends who may enjoy it, but only in it’s entirety.

This is the official newsletter of http://www.accessvegas.com Quality Las Vegas Tourist Information – Hotels, Casinos, Insider Tips, and more. If it’s about Las Vegas, it’s AccessVegas.Com!

Book Online and Save – Easy and Secure with Instant Confirmation:

* Discount Hotel Rooms – All Cities: http://www.lodging.com/affiliates/us_reservations.cgi?remote=tedinvegas
* Discount Rental Cars – All Cities: http://www.travelnow.com/cars/search.jsp?cid=2005
* Find Lowest Airfares: http://www.accessvegas.com/a-travel-center.htm
* Best Tours/Rates for Grand Canyon, Hoover, more: http://www.accessvegas.com/tours

HOTEL MESSAGE BOARDS – Help others and share your opinion of the Las Vegas hotels you stay at by posting a note to our new board at http://boards.accessvegas.com We want to hear from you!

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This Issue: TIPPING IN LAS VEGAS

Curious about a restaurant, event, or other Las Vegas attraction that looks fun? Let us review it for you first! Suggestions are always welcome at: [email protected]


Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Scenic Southwest Tours – by plane, bus, or even helicopter! You’ve seen the glossy ads in the tourist brochures. You’ve thought about it. You come all the way to Las Vegas — why not see one of the some of the most famous landmarks in the world! Don’t by tricked by web sites & magazines that offer discount tours. Taxes, park fees, permits can almost double the price. Our prices are inclusive – no hidden charges! Best Las Vegas Tours


LAS VEGAS NEWS – of interest to tourists:

THE VENETIAN – The Grand Canal Shoppes are holding their first “Holiday Celebration”. Featured are fashion shows at 11:00 AM daily in St. Mark’s Square, holiday makeovers provided by Sephora, cooking demonstrations by Zeffirino Chef Gian Paulo Belloni, and live holiday music throughout the Shoppes provided by the UNLV music department. Our recent Venetian review is at http://www.las-vegas-news-reviews.com/99-11-03.htm and you can do a free search on Venetian price and availability at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-strip-hotels.htm (Venetian link).

THE MIRAGE – opened 10 years ago this month, and Steve Wynn not only forever changed the face of the Strip, but changed the whole direction of Las Vegas by bringing in the era of the megaresorts. A full story with photos is available at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Nov-22-Mon-1999/business/12387993.html

C2K – The megaclub at The Venetian continues to draw rave reviews as a world-class nightclub. CityLife magazine just reviewed it at http://lvcitylife.com/pages/Dining/stories/99111102d.html

BONNIE SPRINGS – offers Las Vegas visitors a taste of the old wild west just 30 minutes from the Strip. Included are old western buildings, a miniature zoo, petting zoo, train ride (on busy weekends), restaurant, saloon, trail rides and more. Info available at http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/casinonews/red-rock.htm and you can read a recent review at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Nov-14-Sun-1999/lifestyles/12323146.html

ABC TELEVISION – is planning a 24 hour New Year’s Eve show, and Las Vegas is going to be front and center! Story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Nov-19-Fri-1999/news/12373841.html

NEW YEARS EVE LAS VEGAS ROOMS – are still available! Call Hotel Reservations Network at (800) 666-5268 for a free price quote! NOTE: You MUST stay on the line until you get a person. HRN is NOT booking these specific dates online. We will be leaving this notice up as long as rooms continue to be available, but they are going fast.

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Quick Concert and Show Notes:

Want to see which shows are playing during your stay and book reservations EVEN if the tickets aren’t on sale yet? ShowVegas takes care of all your needs directly online! Search by dates at http://www.showvegas.com/svpricing.cfm?cscheme=5&amid=143

No new concert anouncements this week.

FEATURE STORY: Tipping in Las Vegas

 

This story was inspired by David C. Surette’s Letter to the Editor this week. Las Vegas can be intimidating by it’s very nature. In fact, one of our main goals in publishing this newsletter is the give you that “edge” and the knowledge you need to help eliminate that intimidation.

These are my suggestions. Do you tip more or less? Have their been situations where you tipped and it really paid off, or tipped and got lousy treatment anyway? Let us know at [email protected] Make sure to include your name and state (city optional) if you want it considered for publication.




LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: David C. Surette of Vancouver, British Columbia wrote:

 

Olaf Acker wrote: >Hi, > >Comdex is NOT the biggest computer convention in the world. >That`s the CEBIT in Hannover,Germany with over 600.000 people >visiting each year. We stand corrected. It is the largest in North America. ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ Your input is welcome. Want to hear more about a subject? Don’t agree with something we said? Write us a “letter to the editor” at [email protected] Please include your name if you wish to have it published (stating your city is optional). Also, guest article submissions are welcome with full credit to you, your website, etc. if accepted.




FREE CONTESTS:

Note: You may enter every contest, but only one entry to each. Please note the expiration date and only enter if you will be in town and can use them. The 10’th entry in each contest will be the winner (unless otherwise noted). Just sent a blank email to the specified email address — we’ll get your mailing address from you only if you win. Also, please do not enter if you have won within the past month.

PLAY RIO MAGAZINE – we have one copy of this magazine that is essentially a guide to the Rio Hotel. Enter at (contest closed) and Rio discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/rooms/las-vegas-hotel-reservations-strip-area.htm (Rio link).

ANNUAL GUIDE TO WINTER RECREATION – for Southern Nevada and surrounding areas includes information on snowskiing, snowboarding, and other winter fun available in our area. We have one copy. Enter at (contest closed)

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Have a request for a review? Boggled when you come to town and see the hundreds of dining, attraction, and show opportunities? Let us know what you’d like to hear about! Unlike the tourist magazines where all of the “articles” are really paid ads, we give you the honest scoop. If you appreciate this service, please consider booking your rooms and rental cars for ALL destinations with us at http://www.accessvegas.com You get secure ordering with the convenience and savings of booking online!

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New to the list? Back issues can be found on the web at:

http://www.las-vegas-news-reviews.com

Don’t hesitate to forward this newsletter to friends and associates,
but please ask for permission before reproducing the content in any
form — we would just like to know who you are, that’s all. Thanks!

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – November 17, 1999

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Welcome to Access Vegas News and Reviews! This is the newsletter that talks about the Las Vegas attractions, dining, and shows that YOU really care about. This is not spam. If you receive this by mistake, unsubscribe information is at the bottom. Please forward this to friends who may enjoy it, but only in it’s entirety.

This is the official newsletter of http://www.accessvegas.com Quality Las Vegas Tourist Information – Hotels, Casinos, Insider Tips, and more. If it’s about Las Vegas, it’s AccessVegas.Com!

Book Online and Save – Easy and Secure with Instant Confirmation:

* Discount Hotel Rooms – All Cities: http://www.lodging.com/affiliates/us_reservations.cgi?remote=tedinvegas
* Discount Rental Cars – All Cities: http://www.travelnow.com/cars/search.jsp?cid=2005
* Find Lowest Airfares: http://www.accessvegas.com/a-travel-center.htm
* Best Tours/Rates for Grand Canyon, Hoover, more: http://www.accessvegas.com/tours

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WE’RE BACK! – Many of you noticed that we published no newsletter last week. Because of the explosive growth of this newsletter, we took a week off to work on infrastructure and added some great new features! We want to give a big thanks to all of you who continue to forward this newsletter to friends and colleagues who might be interested in subscribing.

1. NAME CHANGE – We are now Access Vegas News and Reviews and have moved the newsletter to it’s very own web address at http://www.las-vegas-news-reviews.com In addition to the sign-up form and past issues, we’ve added a search feature so you can search the archives. If you are a new subscriber or wish to track down something from a past issue, head to http://www.las-vegas-news-reviews.com

2. ACCESSVEGAS.COM is our brand new Las Vegas internet portal at http://www.accessvegas.com It’s still in beta-testing (everything on it works, though) and your comments are welcome. It will be updated twice a week for now, and daily starting Jan. 1, 2000.

3. HOTEL MESSAGE BOARDS – Help others and share your opinion of the Las Vegas hotels you stay at by posting a note to our new board at http://boards.accessvegas.com We want to hear from you!

This Issue: Comdex Las Vegas

Curious about a restaurant, event, or other Las Vegas attraction that looks fun? Let us review it for you first! Suggestions are always welcome at: [email protected]




LAS VEGAS NEWS – of interest to tourists:TITANIC EXHIBIT AT THE RIO – is now open, featuring 200 pieces including a bottle of olives, silver and china dinnerware, clothing, jewelry, and delicate paper objects such as letters and sheet music as well as the 1,200-pound D-deck door. You can read the more at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Nov-04-Thu-1999/lifestyles/12268869.html Tickets at (702) 474-4000 and Rio discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/rooms/las-vegas-hotel-reservations-strip-area.htm (Rio link).

EBAY – has launched a new Las Vegas auction site at http://www.ebay.com/lasvegas featuring everything from Nevada Collectibles to Slot Machines.

BELLAGIO GALLERY OF FINE ART – has has been moved to an area twice to size of the original in the convention area to allow for both more visitor comfort and more viewers. Full story is at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Oct-22-Fri-1999/weekly/12163068.html and Bellagio discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-strip-hotels.htm (Bellagio link).

BLIND DATE – The TV show that matches up couples on blind dates and shoots the whole date for broadcast recently just did a week in Las Vegas that should air soon. Specific dates of the airing were not available. The UPN Las Vegas filmed action show “The Strip” continues production and looks like it will be picked up for an extended run. Full story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Nov-01-Mon-1999/lifestyles/12249459.html

BABY’S – This night club at the Hard Rock is drawing rave reviews despite opening with little publicity. You can read a recent review at http://lvcitylife.com/pages/Dining/stories/99110402d.html and Hard Rock discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/rooms/las-vegas-hotel-reservations-strip-area.htm (Hard Rock link).

NEW YEARS EVE LAS VEGAS ROOMS – are still available! Call Hotel Reservations Network at (800) 666-5268 for a free price quote! NOTE: You MUST stay on the line until you get a person. HRN is NOT booking these specific dates online. We will be leaving this notice up as long as rooms continue to be available, but they are starting to go fast.

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Quick Concert and Show Notes:

Want to see which shows are playing during your stay and book reservations EVEN if the tickets aren’t on sale yet? ShowVegas takes care of all your needs directly online! Search by dates at http://www.showvegas.com/svpricing.cfm?cscheme=5&amid=143

MANDALAY BAY – CHEAP TRICK on Nov. 30, COUNTING CROWS on Dec. 5, ZZ TOP and LYNYRD SKYNYRD on Dec. 7, BROOKS AND DUNN Dec. 9, 19, and 11, KC and the SUNSHINE BAND on Dec. 18, AL GREEN on Dec. 30, and STEVIE NICKS on Dec. 31. Tickets at (702) 474-4000 and Mandalay Bay discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-strip-hotels.htm (Mandalay Bay link).




Even though this is a Las Vegas newsletter, Comdex Las Vegas (a computer convention) is the biggest convention in the world and while we don’t usually cover computer information, many are interested in hearing about Comdex. If this is of no interest to you, skip down to the letters to the editor. If you are new to this newsletter, this Comdex article is NOT typical. We are a Las Vegas newsletter. You may wish to enjoy our searchable archives at http://www.las-vegas-news-reviews.com and wait for next weeks “back to normal” newsletter.

FEATURE STORY: Comdex Las Vegas

 

On a side note, we just got cable modem and we LOVE it. We downloaded the entire Internet Explorer 5.0 (18 MB) in just 12 minutes. This takes well over 2 hours on a 56K modem. Note to AOL users — do upgrade to AOL 5.0 but then go to http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.htm and download Internet Explorer 5.0. Why? IE 5.0 is under the hood of AOL, but AOL left a ton of stuff out. Also, if you want to use AOL 5.0 with a cable modem (and yes, you do get that incredible speed), information is at AOL Keyword: BYOA

We found cable modem very cost effective at $40 a month because we were able to get rid of Earthlink ($20), a second phone link ($18) and our DMX box ($6). With cable modem, you can take advantage of the free CD quality internet radio offered at http://windowsmedia.microsoft.com/radio/Radio5.asp without suffering the slowdowns.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:

David from Houston writes:

 

Susan in South Florida wrote:

 

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Your input is welcome. Want to hear more about a subject? Don’t agree with something we said? Write us a “letter to the editor” at [email protected] Please include your name if you wish to have it published (stating your city is optional). Also, guest article submissions are welcome with full credit to you, your website, etc. if accepted.


Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Scenic Southwest Tours – by plane, bus, or even helicopter! You’ve seen the glossy ads in the tourist brochures. You’ve thought about it. You come all the way to Las Vegas — why not see one of the some of the most famous landmarks in the world! Don’t by tricked by web sites & magazines that offer discount tours. Taxes, park fees, permits can almost double the price. Our prices are inclusive – no hidden charges! Best Las Vegas Tours


Have a request for a review? Boggled when you come to town and see the hundreds of dining, attraction, and show opportunities? Let us know what you’d like to hear about! Unlike the tourist magazines where all of the “articles” are really paid ads, we give you the honest scoop. If you appreciate this service, please consider booking your rooms and rental cars for ALL destinations with us at http://www.accessvegas.com You get secure ordering with the convenience and savings of booking online!* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
New to the list? Back issues can be found on the web at:

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November 17, 1999

Access Vegas Insider Vibe – November 3, 1999

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November 3, 1999

Welcome to In-Vegas News and Reviews! This is the newsletter that talks about the Las Vegas attractions, dining, and shows that YOU really care about. This is not spam. If you receive this by mistake, unsubscribe information is at the bottom. Please forward this to friends who may enjoy it, but only in it’s entirety.

This is the official newsletter of http://www.accessvegas.com Quality Las Vegas Tourist Information – Hotels, Casinos, Insider Tips, and more. If it’s about Las Vegas, it’s In-Vegas.Com!

Book Online and Save – Easy and Secure with Instant Confirmation on our sister sites:

Discount Rooms for Las Vegas, Reno, Tahoe: http://www.accessvegas.com
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Discount Rental Cars – All Cities: http://www.travelnow.com/cars/search.jsp?cid=2005
Best Tours/Rates for Grand Canyon, Hoover, more: http://www.accessvegas.com/tours

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This Issue: Venetian Update

Curious about a restaurant, event, or other Las Vegas attraction that looks fun? Let us review it for you first! Suggestions are always welcome at: [email protected]


Rental Cars – Don’t pay top dollar! Enter the dates of your visit and compare prices from virtually every major rental car agency (most US cities). Book the lowest price company or your regular agency. Save the hassle and some money – Car Rental Savings Search. Few regret renting a car. Free shuttles and city bus rides can be slow and smelly. Taxis can cost what a rental car costs. Your vacation time is valuable — make the most out of it!


LAS VEGAS NEWS – of interest to tourists:

NATIONAL FINALS RODEO – is less than 5 weeks away. This “Superbowl of Rodeo” runs December 3-12 this year and the event is a must for fans of country or rodeo. Even if you can’t get a ticket, the town turns into cowboy central with Wranglers and cowboy hats dominating the landscape and country music everywhere you turn. Rooms fill up pretty fast, so come for one of the weekends or see if you can get a few days off and book your room at http://www.accessvegas.com

SPORTS AND MUSIC FESTIVAL 3 – was shot at the Hard Rock hotel and other spots here in Las Vegas and will air November 13’th on MTV. This program will feature music by the Foo Fighters, Blink 182, Juvenile and Smash Mouth as well as 4 world record attempts. (Note: the show has already been taped, and we alerted you to those dates a month ago. Don’t show up expecting to see something live that weekend).

SO THE WATER TASTES FUNNY – in Las Vegas. It certainly does. Most tourists and many locals drink bottled water. We personally get our drinking water from Water and Ice here in Las Vegas ( http://www.accessvegas.com/waterandice ). But is it safe? Yes. The majority of it comes from Lake Mead, which is quite pure because of the lack of agriculture and industry along it’s banks. You can read more at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Oct-27-Wed-1999/news/12200281.html

PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999 – Las Vegas is ready. Beyond ready. Everything from law enforcement to our water supply delivery and treatment has been checked and tested. If you are one of the few avoiding spending New Year’s Eve with us here because of fear that the world will end, you may find the following two articles of interest: http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Oct-29-Fri-1999/news/12248031.html and http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Oct-31-Sun-1999/news/12043342.html

NEW YEARS EVE LAS VEGAS ROOMS – are still available! Call Hotel Reservations Network at (800) 666-5268 for a free price quote! NOTE: You MUST stay on the line until you get a person. HRN is NOT booking these specific dates online. We will be leaving this notice up as long as rooms continue to be available, but they are starting to go fast.

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Quick Concert and Show Notes:

Want to see which shows are playing during your stay and book reservations EVEN if the tickets aren’t on sale yet? ShowVegas takes care of all your needs directly online! Search by dates at http://www.showvegas.com/svpricing.cfm?cscheme=5&amid=143

NOTE: ShowVegas is a new partner. We booked 138 show tickets through them last month and we’d like to hear your thoughts at [email protected].com if you used them.

2 FREE CONCERT EVENTS:

SURVIVOR, BRIAN HOWE (formerly of Bad Company) and two opening bands play free shows downtown at the Fremont St. Experience on November 12’th and 13’th. Opening bands start at 6:00 PM and Fremont St. discount hotel rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-hotels-downtown.htm

MARK HUFF with special guests plays the House of Blues in a free concert November 6 (this Saturday). This is a great chance to see what the House of Blues (located in Mandalay Bay) is like. Mandalay Bay discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-strip-hotels.htm (Mandalay Bay link).




FEATURE STORY: VENETIAN UPDATE

 




LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:

Gloria from Ohio wrote:

 

Janice and David Haynes wrote:

 

Jean Haka of Waukesha, WI wrote:

 

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Your input is welcome. Want to hear more about a subject? Don’t agree with something we said? Write us a “letter to the editor” at [email protected] Please include your name if you wish to have it published (stating your city is optional). Also, guest article submissions are welcome with full credit to you, your website, etc. if accepted.

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Have a request for a review? Boggled when you come to town and see the hundreds of dining, attraction, and show opportunities? Let us know what you’d like to hear about! Unlike the tourist magazines where all of the “articles” are really paid ads, we pull out our own wallet and give you the honest scoop. If you appreciate this service, please consider booking your rooms and rental cars for ALL destinations with us.

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New to the list? Back issues can be found on the web at:

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Don’t hesitate to forward this newsletter to friends and associates,
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November 3, 1999

Access Vegas Insider Vibe – October 27, 1999

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October 20, 1999

Welcome to In-Vegas News and Reviews! This is the newsletter that talks about the Las Vegas attractions, dining, and shows that YOU really care about. This is not spam. If you receive this by mistake, unsubscribe information is at the bottom. Please forward this to friends who may enjoy it, but only in it’s entirety.

This is the official newsletter of http://www.accessvegas.com Quality Las Vegas Tourist Information – Hotels, Casinos, Insider Tips, and more. If it’s about Las Vegas, it’s In-Vegas.Com!

Book Online and Save – Easy and Secure with Instant Confirmation on our sister sites:

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Discount Rental Cars – All Cities: http://www.travelnow.com/cars/search.jsp?cid=2005
Best Tours/Rates for Grand Canyon, Hoover, more: http://www.accessvegas.com/tours

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We are going to be on vacation for the next week and weren’t able to get to the Steve Wyrick Magic Show yet. That review will run in 2 weeks. In the meantime, if you were thinking about going, we have heard good things about it.

This Issue: Restaurant Reviews by Guest Columnist Les Kincaid

Curious about a restaurant, event, or other Las Vegas attraction that looks fun? Let us review it for you first! Suggestions are always welcome at: [email protected]


LAS VEGAS NEWS – of interest to tourists:

O – at Bellagio is one year old and since we won’t be reviewing what we understand is a fantastic show before the end of this year, you may with to read a recent review at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Oct-15-Fri-1999/weekly/12131726.html and Bellagio discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-strip-hotels.htm (Bellagio link).

ET PHONE HOME – Nevada made news a couple of years ago by designating State Route 375 the “Extraterrestrial Highway.” If this sort of thing appeals to you, it’s an easy 2 1/2 hour drive from Las Vegas and you can see photos, get directions and read a detailed story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Oct-03-Sun-1999/lifestyles/12051609.html

TITANIC – The Rio will be displaying artifacts salvaged from the Titanic starting early next month. Details as they become available, story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Oct-07-Thu-1999/business/12098890.html and Rio discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/rooms/las-vegas-hotel-reservations-strip-area.htm (Rio link).

NEW YEARS EVE LAS VEGAS ROOMS – are still available! Call Hotel Reservations Network at (800) 666-5268 for a free price quote! NOTE: You MUST stay on the line until you get a person. HRN is NOT booking these specific dates online. We will be leaving this notice up as long as rooms continue to be available, but they are starting to go fast.

WINNERS! – Cheryl Erickson of Snohomish, WA won this weeks pass for four to Casino Legends Hall of Fame. Jackie Bovee-Petruska of Conover, WI won the Tropicana playing cards. Patricia McDonough of Denver, CO and Jeannine Warren of Natrona Heights, PA were the winners of the Folies Bergere programs. Gail McCauley of Toronto, Ontario won the 2 free passes to Houdini Lives Again.

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Quick Concert and Show Notes:

Want to see which shows are playing during your stay and book reservations EVEN if the tickets aren’t on sale yet? ShowVegas takes care of all your needs directly online! Search by dates at http://www.showvegas.com/svpricing.cfm?cscheme=5&amid=143

ART21 LAS VEGAS – Billed as an international premier art fair on the west coast for 1999, this show at the MGM will have 70,000 sq. ft. of sculptures, paintings, glass, and graphics representing 18,000 artists with over 4000 works of fine art from around the world. It runs November 3-6. A one day pass is $10 and a three day pass is $20. Tickets are available at the door and MGM discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-strip-hotels.htm (MGM link).


FEATURE STORY: Restaurant Reviews by Guest Columnist Les Kincaid

Pasta Shop & Restaurante’
2495 East Tropicana, Las Vegas 89119
451-1893
Italian Dinner 5-10 pm
Monday thru Saturday, closed Sunday
Mastercard/Visa accepted

This charming Italian restaurante’ is a true symbol of the American way. Chef
David Alenik grew up in the east coast and attended a formal culinary school after coming home from the Navy. He gained quite good experience in New York and eventually moved to Las Vegas. He certainly has been able to create a reputation that any Chef would be proud of, working for two highly visible hotels upon arrival to Las Vegas. Then, when that burning desire to create and operate his own establishment was discussed with his family, both he and his brother decided to offer Las Vegans great fresh homemade pasta at food establishments all over the city. They do a big business here in town allowing restaurants that insist on fresh food for their guests to select from a large list of pastas they can use.

They also opened this intimate dining room that has standing room only from time to time. They choose only fresh ingredients to produce some of the towns best Italian Cuisine with a flair.

Using his own fresh semolina pasta creatively prepared gives locals and visitors alike a real treat. This is a favorite quite dining room for anyones relaxing evening, when you just want to enjoy a great meal and a nice glass of wine.

Reservations are suggested. Plan on wishing you had found this sleepy hideaway a long time ago.

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Thai Spice
4433 West Flamingo
362-5308
Lunch-Dinner
11-10 pm Monday thru Thursday, Friday and Saturday to 11pm, closed Sunday
All major cards accepted

Do you have a craving for GREAT Thai food? Then you need to know about Thai Spice if you love authentic and spicy Asian foods. It is voted the best Thai restaurant year after year by the locals and visitors alike.

This fine Thai-Chinese restaurant has taken a number of Asian items and made them available with as much heart as you would care for. From 1-10, ten being hottest, you’ll savor the combinations of flavors and heat that complement each other. The menu boasts a number of appetizers like the typical eggroll, won ton, or golden fried shrimp, but their is also pork sate, Thai BBQ chicken, Todd Munn, Mee Krob or Chan Lam.

The soup selection hails won ton, vegetable or seafood soups, but you need to discover a unique combination of complementary tastes like Tom Yum. (Shrimps, lime juice, lemon grass, and exotic spices). Salads offer seafood, shrimp yum, beef yum and grass noodle yum. Entrees include poultry (try the chicken curry — wonderful), pork, beef (try the Prig-Khing pork), seafood or a number or great vegetable selections. Noodle and rice dishes are a great value.

Thai Spice “must visit” for locals and out of towners, and is refreshingly clean and modern both in appearance and presentations. They even cater to weenies that want their “spicy” left in the kitchen. You don’t have to burn anything you don’t want to here.

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Chef Les Kincaid has been involved with food, wine, and golf in Las Vegas since 1978, teaching and writing about all three and hosting a nationally syndicated radio program on 21 stations across the US. Presently, he teaches cooking and wine appreciation classes through UNLV continuing education. Shortly you will be able to see and hear the chef on television and a new radio program in Las Vegas.

His latest cookbook “Never Trust A skinny Chef…II” is available at his very extensive and popular web site: http://www.leskincaid.com or email comments to [email protected]


Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Scenic Southwest Tours – by plane, bus, or even helicopter! You’ve seen the glossy ads in the tourist brochures. You’ve thought about it. You come all the way to Las Vegas — why not see one of the some of the most famous landmarks in the world! Don’t by tricked by web sites & magazines that offer discount tours. Taxes, park fees, permits can almost double the price. Our prices are inclusive – no hidden charges! Best Las Vegas Tours


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:

Jim Depew wrote:

> Having just returned from another visit to Las Vegas, I wanted to pass on
>a few thoughts. I have read, with interest, your and your readers views on
>various aspects of Vegas, so here’s mine:
>
> Paris…… I found it delightful! The atmosphere was friendly, the slots
>available, and the scenery outstanding. I found the Mime and the Stilt
>walker in the foyers to be very entertaining. The slots were no closer
>together than seem of the other casinos, and the outfits worn by the
>waitresses, security, etc. were very authentic appearing costumes. And
>just that, costumes. The only restaurant I tried was the Cafe just off the
>Casino floor and it was excellent. From reading your reviews, I was
>expecting a great deal less and was pleasantly surprised.
>
> Flamingo Hilton….. This has been our mainstay for the past couple of
>years. The $48 casino rate was too good to pass. Even though we’ve tried
>the newer Hotels, we came back to the Flamingo. Not again! Using the VIP
>check in at 1 in the afternoon on a Monday, we waited in line for 40 minutes
>(the regular line was far longer with only two desk clerks working). I was
>told that the room would not be ready until 3. At 3:30, I waited in
>another line for my room key for 35 minutes only to be told that room still
>wasn’t clean and it wouldn’t be available until after 5.
>
> Cocktail waitresses in the casino areas were non-existent. Refills on
>the slots took way too long and the friendliness we had experienced in the
>past seemed gone. The Flamingo has replaced dozens of reel slots in the
>front area with the newer video ones. Much to the dismay of many of the
>slot players we visited with while playing. In obtaining a “comp” ticket
>for the buffet we learned that “comps” are now deducted from your point
>total. I guess that means there are no comps.
>
> All in all the trip was great, again. But next time, the $69 casino rate
>at the Monte Carlo gets our business.
>
> By the way, the wife and I will be in Las Vegas for the News Years
>Celebration, but we’ll be staying at the Mt. Charleston Hotel on the
>mountain. Anyone who’ll be there, and has any suggestions, drop me a note:
> [email protected]

Lucille & Bob Olsen wrote:

>We want to thank you for recommending
>the Wax Museum at Venetian Hotel.
>It was a real highlight of our short time
>in Vegas.á Also a beautiful casino and
>the Grand Canal ride was a nice touch.
>Bellagio and Paris also beautiful.
>We were part of a tour so we did not
>have the time we would have liked but
>since we were there 3 years ago, they
>sure put up a lot of new casinos.
>Just a word on Laughlin, I feel that
>you only need a day trip there and I
>understand that the area is not doing that
>well.á Transportation from casino to casino
>by bus or shuttle might be a good idea.

From time to time, we are asked about Laughlin information. We do have a page of great Laughlin links at http://www.accessvegas.com/laughlin-nevada-nv.htm but our newsletter really is focused on just Las Vegas. However, we do hear regular reports about how cheap the rooms are and how easy comps are to come by. Also, Laughlin is about 10 degrees warmer in the winter. It’s not uncommon for Laughlin to have “pool weather” even in very late fall and early spring.

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Your input is welcome. Want to hear more about a subject? Don’t agree with something we said? Write us a “letter to the editor” at [email protected] Guest article submissions are also welcome with full credit to you, your website, etc. if accepted.


Rental Cars – Don’t pay top dollar! Enter the dates of your visit and compare prices from virtually every major rental car agency (most US cities). Book the lowest price company or your regular agency. Save the hassle and some money – Car Rental Savings Search. Few regret renting a car. Free shuttles and city bus rides can be slow and smelly. Taxis can cost what a rental car costs. Your vacation time is valuable — make the most out of it!


Have a request for a review? Boggled when you come to town and see the hundreds of dining, attraction, and show opportunities? Let us know what you’d like to hear about! Unlike the tourist magazines where all of the “articles” are really paid ads, we pull out our own wallet and give you the honest scoop. If you appreciate this service, please consider booking your rooms and rental cars for ALL destinations with us.

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New to the list? Back issues can be found on the web at:

http://www.las-vegas-news-reviews.com

Don’t hesitate to forward this newsletter to friends and associates,
but please ask for permission before reproducing the content in any
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All contents copyright 1999 Ted Newkirk
October 20, 1999

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October 27, 1999

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This is the official newsletter of http://www.accessvegas.com Quality Las Vegas Tourist Information – Hotels, Casinos, Insider Tips, and more. If it’s about Las Vegas, it’s In-Vegas.Com!

Book Online and Save – Easy and Secure with Instant Confirmation on our sister sites:

Discount Rooms for Las Vegas, Reno, Tahoe: http://www.accessvegas.com
Nationwide Discount Hotels: http://www.lodging.com/affiliates/us_reservations.cgi?remote=tedinvegas
Discount Rental Cars – All Cities: http://www.travelnow.com/cars/search.jsp?cid=2005
Best Tours/Rates for Grand Canyon, Hoover, more: http://www.accessvegas.com/tours

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This Issue: GENE MADAY by Guest Columnist Billhere

Curious about a restaurant, event, or other Las Vegas attraction that looks fun? Let us review it for you first! Suggestions are always welcome at: [email protected]


Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Scenic Southwest Tours – by plane, bus, or even helicopter! You’ve seen the glossy ads in the tourist brochures. You’ve thought about it. You come all the way to Las Vegas — why not see one of the some of the most famous landmarks in the world! Don’t by tricked by web sites & magazines that offer discount tours. Taxes, park fees, permits can almost double the price. Our prices are inclusive – no hidden charges! Best Las Vegas Tours


LAS VEGAS NEWS – of interest to tourists:

MR. LAS VEGAS – is going to be spending a lot more time in Las Vegas. Wayne Newton has just signed a contract with the Stardust which has him playing 7 shows a week (6 nights a week), 40 weeks a year, for a reported $25 million-a-year. Read the story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Oct-27-Wed-1999/news/12216579.html and Stardust discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-strip-hotels.htm (Stardust link).

IMPLOSION TIME – It looks to be a while before our next implosion in Las Vegas, but on Super Bowl Sunday 2000 (Jan. 30) the Mapes Hotel in Reno is going to be imploded. Story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Oct-28-Thu-1999/business/12237404.html and if you are planning to party in Reno for the Super Bowl and catch the implosion, Reno discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/reno-sparks-nevada.htm

THE HAVANA CIGAR BAR – in the Tropicana Hotel celebrates Monday Night Football every week with $1.50 bottled beer, $2.00 well drinks, 15% off all premium cigars, and a “buy one, get one free” of their own “Cuban” hand-rolled cigars which are prepared on the premises.

YOU CAN BET ON IT – Larry Grossman hosts a great, non-biased show about sports betting every day locally on KBAD 920 AM and you can also get it live on the web by going to http://www.larrygrossman.com This show is NOT like those you see on cable TV on the weekends, where “pro handicappers” brag about how they went 89% the last weekend. He purely has some of the best experts in the business give their insights.

BONEHEAD AWARD – goes to me for writing an entire review on the Houdini Lives Again show and failing to note that it plays at the Plaza Hotel downtown. I did include the following info (for those new or curious): The shows plays six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday at 4 PM with an added 8 PM show on Sunday. Tickets are $15.95.

I’m sure it comes as little surprise that I don’t have a journalistic background! I started this newsletter in response the all the glossy tourism magazines which are full of “articles” that are just paid ads. I am trying to tell it like it really is (or at least how I see it). Please — if I leave out something or don’t make sense, do drop me a line at [email protected] and let me know. I rely heavily on reader INPUT to help improve the quality of this newsletter.

NEW YEARS EVE LAS VEGAS ROOMS – are still available! Call Hotel Reservations Network at (800) 666-5268 for a free price quote! NOTE: You MUST stay on the line until you get a person. HRN is NOT booking these specific dates online. We will be leaving this notice up as long as rooms continue to be available, but they are starting to go fast.

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Quick Concert and Show Notes:

Want to see which shows are playing during your stay and book reservations EVEN if the tickets aren’t on sale yet? ShowVegas takes care of all your needs directly online! Search by dates at http://www.showvegas.com/svpricing.cfm?cscheme=5&amid=143

No concert announcements this week.


FEATURE STORY: GENE MADAY by Billhere

 

 


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:

Dave Dore or Vancouver B.C. wrote:

 

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Your input is welcome. Want to hear more about a subject? Don’t agree with something we said? Write us a “letter to the editor” at [email protected] Please include your name if you wish to have it published (stating your city is optional). Also, guest article submissions are welcome with full credit to you, your website, etc. if accepted.

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FREE CONTESTS:

Note: You may enter every contest, but only one entry to each. Please note the expiration date and only enter if you will be in town and can use them. The 10’th entry to each contest will be the winner (unless otherwise noted). Just sent a blank email to the specified email address — we’ll get your mailing address from you only if you win (you have 72 hours to respond or we pick another winner).

LAS VEGAS T-SHIRT – One size fits all. Send entry to (contest closed)

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Have a request for a review? Boggled when you come to town and see the hundreds of dining, attraction, and show opportunities? Let us know what you’d like to hear about! Unlike the tourist magazines where all of the “articles” are really paid ads, we pull out our own wallet and give you the honest scoop. If you appreciate this service, please consider booking your rooms and rental cars for ALL destinations with us.

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New to the list? Back issues can be found on the web at:

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Don’t hesitate to forward this newsletter to friends and associates,
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All contents copyright 1999 Ted Newkirk
October 27, 1999

Access Vegas Insider Vibe – October 20, 1999

 

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October 20, 1999

Welcome to In-Vegas News and Reviews! This is the newsletter that talks about the Las Vegas attractions, dining, and shows that YOU really care about. This is not spam. If you receive this by mistake, unsubscribe information is at the bottom. Please forward this to friends who may enjoy it, but only in it’s entirety.

This is the official newsletter of http://www.accessvegas.com Quality Las Vegas Tourist Information – Hotels, Casinos, Insider Tips, and more. If it’s about Las Vegas, it’s In-Vegas.Com!

Book Online and Save – Easy and Secure with Instant Confirmation on our sister sites:

Discount Rooms for Las Vegas, Reno, Tahoe: http://www.accessvegas.com
Nationwide Discount Hotels: http://www.lodging.com/affiliates/us_reservations.cgi?remote=tedinvegas
Discount Rental Cars – All Cities: http://www.travelnow.com/cars/search.jsp?cid=2005
Best Tours/Rates for Grand Canyon, Hoover, more: http://www.accessvegas.com/tours

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We are going to be on vacation for the next week and weren’t able to get to the Steve Wyrick Magic Show yet. That review will run in 2 weeks. In the meantime, if you were thinking about going, we have heard good things about it.

This Issue: Restaurant Reviews by Guest Columnist Les Kincaid

Curious about a restaurant, event, or other Las Vegas attraction that looks fun? Let us review it for you first! Suggestions are always welcome at: [email protected]


LAS VEGAS NEWS – of interest to tourists:

O – at Bellagio is one year old and since we won’t be reviewing what we understand is a fantastic show before the end of this year, you may with to read a recent review at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Oct-15-Fri-1999/weekly/12131726.html and Bellagio discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-strip-hotels.htm (Bellagio link).

ET PHONE HOME – Nevada made news a couple of years ago by designating State Route 375 the “Extraterrestrial Highway.” If this sort of thing appeals to you, it’s an easy 2 1/2 hour drive from Las Vegas and you can see photos, get directions and read a detailed story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Oct-03-Sun-1999/lifestyles/12051609.html

TITANIC – The Rio will be displaying artifacts salvaged from the Titanic starting early next month. Details as they become available, story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Oct-07-Thu-1999/business/12098890.html and Rio discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/rooms/las-vegas-hotel-reservations-strip-area.htm (Rio link).

NEW YEARS EVE LAS VEGAS ROOMS – are still available! Call Hotel Reservations Network at (800) 666-5268 for a free price quote! NOTE: You MUST stay on the line until you get a person. HRN is NOT booking these specific dates online. We will be leaving this notice up as long as rooms continue to be available, but they are starting to go fast.

WINNERS! – Cheryl Erickson of Snohomish, WA won this weeks pass for four to Casino Legends Hall of Fame. Jackie Bovee-Petruska of Conover, WI won the Tropicana playing cards. Patricia McDonough of Denver, CO and Jeannine Warren of Natrona Heights, PA were the winners of the Folies Bergere programs. Gail McCauley of Toronto, Ontario won the 2 free passes to Houdini Lives Again.

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Quick Concert and Show Notes:

Want to see which shows are playing during your stay and book reservations EVEN if the tickets aren’t on sale yet? ShowVegas takes care of all your needs directly online! Search by dates at http://www.showvegas.com/svpricing.cfm?cscheme=5&amid=143

ART21 LAS VEGAS – Billed as an international premier art fair on the west coast for 1999, this show at the MGM will have 70,000 sq. ft. of sculptures, paintings, glass, and graphics representing 18,000 artists with over 4000 works of fine art from around the world. It runs November 3-6. A one day pass is $10 and a three day pass is $20. Tickets are available at the door and MGM discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-strip-hotels.htm (MGM link).


FEATURE STORY: Restaurant Reviews by Guest Columnist Les Kincaid

 

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Thai Spice

 


Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Scenic Southwest Tours – by plane, bus, or even helicopter! You’ve seen the glossy ads in the tourist brochures. You’ve thought about it. You come all the way to Las Vegas — why not see one of the some of the most famous landmarks in the world! Don’t by tricked by web sites & magazines that offer discount tours. Taxes, park fees, permits can almost double the price. Our prices are inclusive – no hidden charges! Best Las Vegas Tours


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:

Jim Depew wrote:

 

> By the way, the wife and I will be in Las Vegas for the News Years
>Celebration, but we’ll be staying at the Mt. Charleston Hotel on the
>mountain. Anyone who’ll be there, and has any suggestions, drop me a note:
> [email protected]

Lucille & Bob Olsen wrote:

 

 

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Your input is welcome. Want to hear more about a subject? Don’t agree with something we said? Write us a “letter to the editor” at [email protected] Guest article submissions are also welcome with full credit to you, your website, etc. if accepted.


Rental Cars – Don’t pay top dollar! Enter the dates of your visit and compare prices from virtually every major rental car agency (most US cities). Book the lowest price company or your regular agency. Save the hassle and some money – Car Rental Savings Search. Few regret renting a car. Free shuttles and city bus rides can be slow and smelly. Taxis can cost what a rental car costs. Your vacation time is valuable — make the most out of it!


Have a request for a review? Boggled when you come to town and see the hundreds of dining, attraction, and show opportunities? Let us know what you’d like to hear about! Unlike the tourist magazines where all of the “articles” are really paid ads, we pull out our own wallet and give you the honest scoop. If you appreciate this service, please consider booking your rooms and rental cars for ALL destinations with us.

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New to the list? Back issues can be found on the web at:

http://www.las-vegas-news-reviews.com

Don’t hesitate to forward this newsletter to friends and associates,
but please ask for permission before reproducing the content in any
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You may subscribe to this newsletter by going to:
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[email protected]

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All contents copyright 1999 Ted Newkirk
October 20, 1999

Access Vegas Insider Vibe – October 13, 1999

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October 13, 1999

Welcome to In-Vegas News and Reviews! This is the newsletter that talks about the Las Vegas attractions, dining, and shows that YOU really care about. This is not spam. If you receive this by mistake, unsubscribe information is at the bottom. Please forward this to friends who may enjoy it, but only in it’s entirety.

Book Online and Save – Easy and Secure with Instant Confirmation on our sister sites:

Discount Rooms for Las Vegas, Reno, Tahoe: http://www.accessvegas.com
Nationwide Discount Hotels: http://www.lodging.com/affiliates/us_reservations.cgi?remote=tedinvegas
Discount Rental Cars – All Cities: http://www.travelnow.com/cars/search.jsp?cid=2005
Best Tours/Rates for Grand Canyon, Hoover, more: http://www.accessvegas.com/tours

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This Issue: HOUDINI LIVES AGAIN starring DIXIE DOOLEY

Curious about a restaurant, event, or other Las Vegas attraction that looks fun? Let us review it for you first! Suggestions are always welcome at: [email protected]


LAS VEGAS NEWS – of interest to tourists:

TOURS, TOURS, TOURS! – Every time you visit, you probably see those glossy ads advertising tours to The Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Laughlin, and more. We have teamed up with Las Vegas Tour Desk to now offer you the best tours at great low prices! And unlike many tour companies who post a “come on” price and then hit you with every fee in the book after it’s too late, we list the actual complete price of the tours. No funny business or hidden fees. Just the great at low prices. Las Vegas Tour Desk has been booking only the best tours for years. See our new tour page at http://www.accessvegas.com/tours

BUFFETS – since we won’t be doing any buffet reviews for a about a month, you may wish to read comments regarding buffets as Paris, Bellagio, and the Resort at Summerlin. Story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Oct-13-Wed-1999/lifestyles/12128599.html

BEST OF LAS VEGAS – City Life magazine has released their reader’s poll results this week at http://www.lvcitylife.com

75 CENT BEER – Binion’s Horseshoe downtown dropped the price on ALL beer (both domestic and imports) at their casino bars to 75 cents this week. The bars have small signs on them noting the price. If you are downtown, it’s a heck of a deal. Also, we are proud to now be booking discount rooms for Binion’s at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-hotels-downtown.htm (Binion’s Horseshoe link).

FIESTA EXPANSION – has added a 1927 Kimball pipe organ as the centerpiece of Roxy’s Pipe Organ Pizzeria, an oyster bar, and expanded Gardu±o’s restaurant with patio seating. Full story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Oct-12-Tue-1999/business/12131235.html and Fiesta discount rooms available at http://www.travelnow.com/s/hotel.html?ID=120406&cid=2005

NEW YEARS EVE LAS VEGAS ROOMS – are still available! Call Hotel Reservations Network at (800) 666-5268 for a free price quote! NOTE: You MUST stay on the line until you get a person. HRN is NOT booking these specific dates online. We will be leaving this notice up as long as rooms continue to be available, but they are starting to go fast.

WINNERS! – The five winners of the 2-for-1 coupons for Houdini Lives Again are Kelvin Quon of Burnaby, BC, Eric Greenberg of Swedesboro, NJ, Michael Gierhart of Huntington Beach, CA, Roy Lezada or Oxnard, CA, and Talph Thomas of Arlington, VT. Eric was also the winner of the Sam’s Town Buffet coupon. Olivia Flaversham of Burtonsville, MD was the winner of the pass for four to Casino Legends.

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Quick Concert and Show Notes:

Want to see which shows are playing during your stay and book reservations EVEN if the tickets aren’t on sale yet? ShowVegas takes care of all your needs directly online! Search by dates at http://www.showvegas.com/svpricing.cfm?cscheme=5&amid=143

THE HARD ROCK – is having 2 charity concerts on Saturday Oct. 23. At 3:00 PM, FOOFIGHTERS, JUVENILE, AND BLINK 182 ($15) and at 8:15 PM, SMASHMOUTH ($5). Tickets go on sale at 3:00 PM on Friday October 15. Tickets at (702) 693-5066 and Hard Rock discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/rooms/las-vegas-hotel-reservations-strip-area.htm (Hard Rock link).

STEVIE NICKS – plays New Year’s Eve at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay. Tickets at (702) 474-4000 and Mandalay Bay millennium rooms are available at (800) 666-5268.


October is often thought of as a magical month with Halloween. With that in mind, we are reviewing three Las Vegas magic shows this month: The Illusionary Magic of Rick Thomas, Houdini Lives Again staring Dixie Dooley, and the Steve Wyrick Magic Show.

FEATURE STORY: HOUDINI LIVES AGAIN starring DIXIE DOOLEY

 

You can read more about Houdini Lives Again as well other afternoon shows at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Oct-08-Fri-1999/weekly/12084733.html and we have 2 comps to the show in our contest section.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR:

Rodger Williams wrote:

>I just want to agree with your assessment of Ellis Island. I was there in June from 2-5 am
>and while I would not have given a ride home to any of the table game players(of which there
>was only one table in action), I never felt uncomfortable on my first trip there. The
>employees were very nice and probably outnumbered the patrons.

Tedd Adamek wrote:

 

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Your input is welcome. Want to hear more about a subject? Don’t agree with something we said? Write us a “letter to the editor” at [email protected] Guest article submissions are also welcome with full credit to you, your website, etc. if accepted.


Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Scenic Southwest Tours – by plane, bus, or even helicopter! You’ve seen the glossy ads in the tourist brochures. You’ve thought about it. You come all the way to Las Vegas — why not see one of the some of the most famous landmarks in the world! Don’t by tricked by web sites & magazines that offer discount tours. Taxes, park fees, permits can almost double the price. Our prices are inclusive – no hidden charges! Best Las Vegas Tours


FREE CONTESTS:

Note: You may enter every contest, but only one entry to each. Please note the expiration date and only enter if you will be in town and can use them. The 10’th entry to each contest will be the winner (unless otherwise noted). Just sent a blank email to the specified email address — we’ll get your mailing address from you only if you win (you have 72 hours to respond or we pick another winner).

HOUDINI LIVES AGAIN – 2 free passes to today’s reviewed show. Must be 21. Please only sign up if you will use them. Send entry to (contest closed)

TROPICANA PLAYING CARDS – one pack of playing cards from The Tropicana. Send entry to (contest closed)

CASINO LEGENDS HALL OF FAME – a pass good for up to 4 people to visit this spectacular exhibit at the Tropicana. You can read our review of it at http://www.accessvegas.com/free-newsletter/99-09-15.htm Must be 18. Send entry to (contest closed)

FOLIES BERGERE – we have a program from this long running Las Vegas show to give away. Send entry to (contest closed)

LAS VEGAS INVITATIONAL – anyone showing a Bank of America Check Card or Credit Card at any entrance gate on Friday October 15 receives free entry.

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Have a request for a review? Boggled when you come to town and see the hundreds of dining, attraction, and show opportunities? Let us know what you’d like to hear about! Unlike the tourist magazines where all of the “articles” are really paid ads, we pull out our own wallet and give you the honest scoop. If you appreciate this service, please consider booking your rooms and rental cars for ALL destinations with us.

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New to the list? Back issues can be found on the web at:

http://www.las-vegas-news-reviews.com

Don’t hesitate to forward this newsletter to friends and associates,
but please ask for permission before reproducing the content in any
form — we would just like to know who you are, that’s all. Thanks!

You may subscribe to this newsletter by going to:
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below

All contents copyright 1999 Ted Newkirk
October 13, 1999

Access Vegas Insider Vibe – October 6, 1999

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October 6, 1999

Welcome to Access Vegas News and Reviews! This is the newsletter that talks about the Las Vegas attractions, dining, and shows that YOU really care about. This is not spam. If you receive this by mistake, unsubscribe information is at the bottom. Feel free to forward this to friends or repost it in Las Vegas forums, but only in it’s entirety.

This is the official newsletter of http://www.accessvegas.com Quality Las Vegas Tourist Information – Hotels, Casinos, Insider Tips, and more. If it’s about Las Vegas, it’s In-Vegas.Com!

Book Online and Save – Quick and Secure with Instant Confirmation on our sister sites:
Las Vegas, Reno, Tahoe Hotels: http://www.accessvegas.com
Nationwide Hotels: http://www.lodging.com/affiliates/us_reservations.cgi?remote=tedinvegas
Rental Cars – All Cities: http://www.travelnow.com/cars/search.jsp?cid=2005

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This Issue: THE ILLUSIONARY MAGIC OF RICK THOMAS

Curious about a restaurant, event, or other Las Vegas attraction that looks fun? Let us review it for you first! Suggestions are always welcome at: [email protected]


LAS VEGAS NEWS – of interest to tourists:

HOUDINI LIVES AGAIN – starring Dixie Dooley and featuring Houdini style magic kicked off with Mr. Dooley escaping a regulation straitjacket while suspended 80 feet above Fremont St. downtown. It was a impressive stunt, with the height alone providing plenty of tension. You can see a photo at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Oct-06-Wed-1999/news/12094102.html and we have 2-1 coupons to this great show (reviewed next week) in our contest section. Discount downtown hotel rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-hotels-downtown.htm

99 CENT BUFFET – the Silverton Hotel and Casino is offering a 99 cent all-you-can-eat buffet every Thursday in October 1999 from noon to 9:00 PM. Silverton discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/rooms/las-vegas-hotel-reservations-strip-area.htm (Silverton link).

ESPN’S ESPY AWARD SHOW – is coming to Las Vegas after years in New York City. The show will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on February 14, 2000. That is Valentine’s day and what an opportunity to take your significant other to Las Vegas and also have one of the greatest chances to see stars that you will ever get! Full story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Sep-24-Fri-1999/sports/12016077.html Tickets at (702) 474-4000 and MGM discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-strip-hotels.htm (MGM link).

ELLIS ISLAND PARTIES – this casino behind Bally’s (kitty corner to the Maxim) is holding an “All you can Eat and Drink” Octoberfest Oct. 22 and 23 from noon until 11:00 PM for only $10.00. This includes a variety of food as well as their microbrews. They also do this $10.00 event every Sunday starting at noon and every Monday starting at 5:00 PM. The events run until the end of the days football game(s). They are also having a Halloween Karaoke Costume party starting at 9:00 PM that night. Ladies will drink free from 9-11:00 PM and there are cash prizes for costumes.

NEW YEARS EVE LAS VEGAS ROOMS – are still available! Call Hotel Reservations Network at (800) 666-5268 for a free price quote! NOTE: You MUST stay on the line until you get a person. HRN is NOT booking these specific dates online. We will be leaving this notice up as long as rooms continue to be available, but they are starting to go fast.

WINNER! – Bruce Pobanz of Las Vegas was the winner of the Sahara Speedworld free passes.

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Quick Concert and Show Notes:

Want to see which shows are playing during your stay and book reservations EVEN if the tickets aren’t on sale yet? ShowVegas takes care of all your needs directly online! Search by dates at http://www.showvegas.com/svpricing.cfm?cscheme=5&amid=143


October is often thought of as a magical month with Halloween. With that in mind, we are reviewing three Las Vegas magic shows this month: The Illusionary Magic of Rick Thomas, Houdini Lives Again staring Dixie Dooley, and the Steve Wyrick Magic Show.

FEATURE STORY: THE ILLUSIONARY MAGIC OF RICK THOMAS

Because of the length of other sections of today’s newsletter, this review will be on the brief side, but I can sum it up in one word: GO! This guy is good, and he won’t be doing an afternoon show forever. Use the restroom ahead of time — you don’t want to miss one minute!

Click for show price and times.


We were swamped with letters regarding kids in Las Vegas. We have tried to publish a good representation and only “signed” letters are published. Some letters were edited for space, but not content or context. For those newer to the newsletter, read our take on this subject at http://www.las-vegas-news-reviews.com/99-06-24.htm and our list of non-gaming Las Vegas activities is at http://www.accessvegas.com/activities-entertainment-kids.htm

LETTER TO THE EDITOR:

 

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Your input is welcome. Want to hear more about a subject? Don’t agree with something we said? Write us a “letter to the editor” at [email protected] Guest article submissions are also welcome with full credit to you, your website, etc. if accepted.

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FREE CONTESTS:

Note: You may enter every contest, but only one entry to each. Please note the expiration date and only enter if you will be in town and can use them. The 10’th entry to each contest will be the winner (unless otherwise noted). Just sent a blank email to the specified email address — we’ll get your mailing address from you only if you win (you have 72 hours to respond or we pick another winner).

HOUDINI LIVES AGAIN – we have five 2-for-1 coupons to this afternoon show starring escape artist Dixie Dooley at The Plaza Hotel downtown. We will give these to the first five people who enter at (contest closed) NOTE: You must include your name and postal address for this one. Your info will not be used in any other way but to send the coupons to the winners.

CASINO LEGENDS HALL OF FAME – a pass good for up to 4 people to visit this spectacular exhibit at the Tropicana. You can read our review of it at http://www.las-vegas-news-reviews.com/99-09-15.htm Must be 18. Enter at (contest closed)

FOLIES BERGERE – we have a program from this long running Las Vegas show to give away. Enter at (contest closed)

SAMS TOWN BUFFET – this 2-1 coupon is good for any meal except Tue. and Fri. Seafood dinner nights. Must be 21. Holidays excluded. Expires Nov. 20, 1999. Enter at (contest closed)

LAS VEGAS INVITATIONAL – anyone showing a Bank of America Check Card or Credit Card at any entrance gate on October 15 receives free entry.

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Access Vegas Insider Vibe – September 29, 1999

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September 29, 1999

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This Issue: MADAME TUSSAUD’S WAX MUSEUM

Curious about a restaurant, event, or other Las Vegas attraction that looks fun? Let us review it for you first! Suggestions are always welcome at: [email protected]


LAS VEGAS NEWS – of interest to tourists:It’s another beautiful day in Las Vegas. We had an overnight low of 60 and are looking at a high of 90. We just got back from the $4.49 all-you-can-eat Feast Buffet at Boulder station, enjoying a full salad bar, made-to-order omelets, a complete array of breakfast foods, and (for those inclined) deserts. Whenever people ask us how we deal with the summer heat, I note that we get “summer” weather twice a year (spring and fall), we don’t shovel snow in the winter.KIDS IN LAS VEGAS – Before you call up U-Haul and toss the kids in the car for a “big move” because Las Vegas sounds like paradise, please consider that while this is a great place for singles and retirees, statistically speaking Las Vegas is no place to raise a child. You can read the cold reality in an article at http://www.lvcitylife.com/pages/Views/stories/99092301v.html Also, the Review-Journal just published a story regarding Nevada students ranking near the bottom at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Oct-01-Fri-1999/news/12061864.html

HOUDINI LIVES AGAIN – starring Dixie Dooley and featuring Houdini style magic kicks off an afternoon run in the showroom at The Plaza hotel downtown with a free publicity stunt that sounds like a must-see. Mr. Dooley will attempt to escape a regulation straitjacket at high noon in front of The Plaza on October 5. He will be suspended 60 feet in the air by his ankles. This event is free.

FREE RIDE – has shuttle and monorail info for Las Vegas — pick-ups, drop-offs, schedules, reliability ratings, en-route times, special considerations, and more. This handy pocket-sized Las Vegas Shuttle Schedule sticks to the important details — where to find the shuttles, when they arrive and depart, and which properties they go to. And it’s all for less than the cost of a single taxi ride. This guide is a must for those who don’t rent a car and you can pick it up at http://www.uponair.com/huntingtonpress/lasvegasadvisor/freeride.htm

FOUNDATION ROOM – at Mandalay Bay is THE place to rub elbows with the movers and shakers of Las Vegas. This members-only club costs $2000 a year to belong and offers quiet, uncompromising top-floor views from Mandalay Bay. Story at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Sep-13-Mon-1999/business/11929702.html

LAS VEGAS BLVD. – you know it as The Strip, and the Review-Journal just did an interesting piece on the portions of the road that stretch miles north and south of the resort district. This interesting read (with photos) is at http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/1999/Sep-19-Sun-1999/lifestyles/11958243.html

NATIONAL AIRLINES – the Las Vegas based airline just started serving DFW, offering the Dallas – Ft. Worth area their trademark low fares with great service. You can check fares at their site at http://www.nationalairlines.com

NEW YEARS EVE LAS VEGAS ROOMS – are still available! Call Hotel Reservations Network at (800) 666-5268 for a free price quote! NOTE: You MUST stay on the line until you get a person. HRN is NOT booking these specific dates online. We will be leaving this notice up as long as rooms continue to be available, but they are starting to go fast.

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Quick Concert and Show Notes:

Want to see which shows are playing during your stay and book reservations EVEN if the tickets aren’t on sale yet? ShowVegas takes care of all your needs directly online! Search by dates at http://www.showvegas.com/svpricing.cfm?cscheme=5&amid=143

RICKY MARTIN – has added a second show Sept. 11 at Mandalay Bay as the first one sold out within hours. Tickets at (702) 474-4000 and Mandalay Bay discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/las-vegas-strip-hotels.htm (Mandalay Bay link).

AMY GRANT CHRISTMAS – with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, MICHAEL W. SMITH and POINT OF GRACE plus THE KANTINAS play the Thomas and Mack Center Thursday Dec. 16. Tickets go on sale this Saturday Oct. 2, 10 AM (Pacific time) at 1-888-464-2468. THE HARD ROCK is within walking distance of Thomas and Mack (and also has a free shuttle to the Strip). Hard Rock discount rooms are available at http://www.accessvegas.com/rooms/las-vegas-hotel-reservations-strip-area.htm (Hard Rock link).


Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Scenic Southwest Tours – by plane, bus, or even helicopter! You’ve seen the glossy ads in the tourist brochures. You’ve thought about it. You come all the way to Las Vegas — why not see one of the some of the most famous landmarks in the world! Don’t by tricked by web sites & magazines that offer discount tours. Taxes, park fees, permits can almost double the price. Our prices are inclusive – no hidden charges! Best Las Vegas Tours


FEATURE STORY: MADAME TUSSAUD’S WAX MUSEUM

 


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LETTER TO THE EDITOR:K. Johnson and Family write:>My husband and I were out in Las Vegas with our 3 children for 3 weddings
>during the week of Aug. 13 – 20.á We were visiting as many of the casinos we
>could during the time we were out there. We have heard so much about how
>beautiful the Bellagio Hotel and Casino were, that we just had to go see it.
>We were ALL disappointed that we were unable to get thru the front door. The
>door guard would not let us go into the casino, because we were UNREGISTERED
>GUESTS with children under 21.
>
>We came all the way from Conn., and were NEVER treated like that by ANYONE.
>That is discrimination, and should NOT be tolerated..
>
>There wereá7 of us that had to turn around and exit the building.
>Do you know how hard it is to go anywhere this day and age with that many of
>us – we considered ourselves lucky that we were able to afford a trip to go
>anywhere. Here weáhad the opportunity to go to Lake Tahoe for a wedding
>there, and then Las Vegas, for 2 more weddings, and we were treated ROTTEN
>by the people of the Bellagio. There wasn’t any hotel and casinoáthat we
>entered, and didn’t walk out without buying anything to remember our trip
>by, so we took our money and spent it at Caesar’s Palace.

>I think they should drop that rule about unregistered guests not entering
>the building with
>children, and can it. There were other people, who were told the same thing,
>and they were quite unhappy being turned away like we were.
>My husband heard some senior citizen comment on how children shouldn’t be
>allowed in any of the casinos, and I think they should have shut their
>mouths.á They were probably there because of all the discounts the hotels
>give to them.á I would be out there more often if I could afford it, and
>given all the breaks they get.
>
>I heard that the rooms start at $400 a night. For the amount of us that
>came – I will stick with the $30.00 a night room downtown, and not have to
>worry about how we were going to feed the rest of us during our stay.
>I hope that by the time we return to Las Vegas during the summer of 2000,
>that we will find that the Owners and Managers of the Bellagio, change their
>minds, and let anyone enter their shops and casinos.
>
>All we heard was how Las Vegas was now Family Oriented – it certainly wasn’t
>that feeling with the Bellagio.á Many of the other casinos made us feel
>welcome, and they would politely tell the children to step away from the
>slot machines if they got a little excited when the quarters came out if you
>hit. That is expected!á Living in Conn. they don’t get to see that – it was
>new to them – you know, something they only saw on television..
>
>That was their first REAL vacation, and the Bellagio didn’t leave a good
>impression on them..
>They were fascinated with EVERYTHING they saw – except the Bellagio.á If you
>gave
>these 3 children this BAD impression, think of all the others that got the
>same idea.
>Wise up, Bellagio owners – change the policy – don’t forget – these are
>future visitors to your State….

Thanks for the input. Many people have been in the same situation and share your concern.

Let me tell you where they are probably coming from. You may or may not agree, but these are the cold hard facts (I’m just the messenger — don’t shoot me — I’ll list Bellagio contact info at the bottom):

Bellagio was built for adults. While they were still in construction, they made it a point to note that this would be an adult resort. People with children don’t tend to gamble, and gift shop profits don’t keep the lights on. They are a gaming company. In fact, many of the casinos realize that they made a big mistake earlier this decade in their attempt to cater to families. Theme parks don’t turn a profit. Not like slot machines, anyway. This town has once again decided (for the most part) to leave the family tourism to Orlando. In fact, the advertising slogan for The Tropicana last year was “Rollers, Not Strollers.”

In addition, many of those who pay $200 or more a night to stay at Bellagio specifically do so because Bellagio is generally child free. They are happy to pay for the ambiance of adult surroundings. And Bellagio is happy to have them playing $25 to $100 (or more) a hand at blackjack and craps. These “higher rollers” do receive discount or free rooms.

We understand that in Atlantic City, one must be 21 to enter all gaming areas. So, what Bellagio is doing is not without precedence, but it is a different policy from other Las Vegas hotel casinos.

The above is our take on this situation. We are not associated with Mirage Resorts (their parent company) in any way. We encourage you to write them with your complaint and let us know their answer:

Bellagio Las Vegas
3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89177

Also, we’d enjoy hearing thoughts (both pro and con) about bringing children to Las Vegas at [email protected] Please include your name if you allow us to consider it for publication.

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Your input is welcome. Want to hear more about a subject? Don’t agree with something we said? Write us a “letter to the editor” at [email protected] Guest article submissions are also welcome with full credit to you, your website, etc. if accepted.

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FREE CONTESTS:

Note: You may enter every contest, but only one entry to each. Please note the expiration date and only enter if you will be in town and can use them. The 10’th entry to each contest will be the winner (unless otherwise noted). Just sent a blank email to the specified email address — we’ll get your mailing address from you only if you win (you have 72 hours to respond or we pick another winner).

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